Podcasts in Review

June 13, 2019 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. Lots of Galaxy’s Edge coverage this week.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Followers of the Force Podcast Special Episode: Interview with Cavan Scott
  2. Blast Points Podcast Episode 174
  3. Rebel Force Radio Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Spoiler-Heavy Review
  4. Rebel Force Radio Steve Sansweet Reviews Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  5. Talking Bay 94 Episode 42

Honorable Mentions

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review…

Around the Galaxy: Episode 11 features guest David Jesse (host of Tatooine Sons podcast). He talks about how he started a Star Wars podcast with his two sons, stuff they’ve podcasted about, the dark side of fandom, some Star Wars favorite questions, and thoughts on the sequel trilogy. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Making Star Wars
Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute
Audio Quality: Good
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Pete Fletzer
Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 174 first they talk about Ahmed Best’s “On Location” videos which were recently uploaded to YouTube, then they talk about fandom before the internet as they focus on fanzines. They talk about their origin, the role they fulfilled for fans, and the first Star Wars fanzines. They read some fan theories from some fanzines, discuss the controversy with R-rated fanfic and Lucasfilm, slashfic, The Corellian Archive collection, and they have a Ratts Tyrell poem from a listener, and a Blast Points song. Great episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Great

Brews and Blasters: Episode 212 kicks off as they play the Escape From the Death Star game then open up the retro Tarkin figure. They go over some news, Marvel Star Wars #108, Matt Smith stuff, Alphabet Squadron, and then some listener emails. Good episode.

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

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 281 Dan talks about Galaxy’s Edge, being there, the stuff he got from the media event. He talks with James Burns and Matt Martin. Then he talks with Tom and Corey about the Falcon ride, the lightsaber experience, running into Alden Ehrenreich, and more. Good coverage.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi
Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Good to Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Dan Zehr
Rating: Good

Comic Book Noob: Superpowers Gone Bad Matt and Scott talk about the possible inspirations for the movie Brightburn, when superheroes go bad, The Plutonian, Superman Red Son, and reading recommendations. Good episode.

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

Doing Talking: Episode 49 Madison talks about the Russian film I Am Dragon, and she does go into spoilers, however it’s a pretty interesting discussion whether you’ve seen the movie or not. She goes over the parallels between the film and Star Wars, specifically Padme and Anakin’s relationship, and Rey and Kylo’s relationship and potential relationship. It is a bit long, though.

Podcast Network: The Audio Geekdom
Runtime: 1 hour 48 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Madison Thames
Rating: Good

Faking Star Wars Radio: Galaxy’s Edge & Episode IX Vanity Fair Article Storm Duper, Teeb and IG-69 have fun in this episode as they do the “Duel of the Fakes” segment, there’s a bit on the Imperial Academy, they play the Fake-o-meter, and indulge in some silliness as they discuss Mark Hamill’s tweets, Funko Pops, Solo, KOTOR, Galaxy’s Edge and more. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Storm Duper
Rating: Fun

Followers of the Force Podcast: Special Episode: Interview with Cavan Scott they talk about writing, Dooku: Jedi Lost, his thoughts on Dooku, how he battles with his own ego and for most of his life was successful, whether Qui-Gon could have saved him from his fall, thoughts on Luke in The Last Jedi, thoughts on Syfo-Dyas and how his importance grew in the story, his thoughts on Ventress, and his excitement for Project Luminous. Great interview with some excellent character discussions. They don’t spoil anything for the audiodrama, but Cavan still provides some great insight into the book.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 56 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Host: David Triana
Rating: Excellent

Galactic War Report: Episode 158 they talk about new stuff in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, new gear level 13, Wat Tambor, Geonosian Brood Alpha, and Shaak Ti. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 1 hour
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: John, and Sean
Rating: Good

Geeky Bubble: Revisiting Celebration Chicago they talk about their favorite Force moment first, then they talk about Star Wars Celebration Chicago and their experience there. They talk about the people they met, the panels they went to, and more. Good episode. They share some fun stories.

Podcast Network: The Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Johnamarie, and Maria
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 100 they celebrate their 100th episode with inside jokes, highlights from past episodes, recapping who they’ve dedicated episodes to, listener email, they go over how the podcast started, clips of Isaac and Jazmine, and a nice bit to end the episode with. Fun episode for listeners of the show, and congratulations on making it to 100.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 hours 22 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jake, and Riley
Rating: Fun

Hearts of Kyber: Episode 8 they talk about loyalty in Star Wars, Chewbacca’s loyalty to Han and their relationship, R2-D2, Thane and Cienna from Lost Stars, Lando, Hux and Leia, and they talk about Star War Adventures a little bit at the end. Good episode. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Christy, and Rae
Rating: Good

Obroa-skai Walkers: Survivor’s Quest – Chapters 11-15 first they go over some video game news, article segment, they talk about some Legends books, then they go over chapters 11 through 15 of Survivor’s Quest. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 49 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, and Cole
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Spoiler-Heavy Review they talk retro toy hunting at Target, sticker removal stories, then they go over the news, Kathleen Kennedy on KOTOR, Vanity Fair, Reylo and the need for romance in the sequel trilogy. They talk about the opening ceremony for Galaxy’s Edge, they have guest Spark who talk about being at Galaxy’s Edge, the different positions of the Falcon ride, what the mission is, what the ride is like motion wise, the market place and more. Great episode.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force Radio
Runtime: 2 hours 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Great

Rebel Force Radio: Steve Sansweet Reviews Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge they talk about Return of the Jedi and Tim Rose’s story about Harrison Ford. They have a follow-up on the Tarkin sticker, goo-gone, hair dryers and other methods for sticker removal. They touch on Vanity Fair, R2 getting smaller, and then they talk with Steve Sansweet about his trip to Galaxy’s Edge. It’s cool hearing Steve talk about the park and his experience. Great episode.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force Radio
Runtime: 2 hours 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Great

Scruffy Lookin’ Podcasters: Episode 72 they talk about what they’ve been up to, recent acquisitions, Figrin’ D’an and the Modal Nodes, they ask Chris some Star Wars questions, they go over the news, Matt Smith rumor and cast thing, Galaxy’s Edge, Harrison Ford and the Dos Equis guy, the must have merch and the cost, and listener feedback. Overall, eh, almost a good episode? It was funny at times, it was good at times, but let’s be brutally honest here, they literally talked about wiping their rear end at one point to some degree of detail. Not a mental image I wanted. So yeah, it was also bad at time. A mixed bag with some pretty funny stuff in it, just keep your mental blinders ready.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hours 53 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay to Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Chris, Ed, Kev, and James
Rating: Almost Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 251 they talk about their experience at Galaxy’s Edge. From a problem at the park regarding the Holiday Special, to their thoughts on the Millennium Falcon ride, getting to experience the lightsaber building ceremony, thoughts on the drinks and food, Dok-Ondar’s, easter eggs and more. They also have some audio recordings of the park, which is pretty cool.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 1 hour 47 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Great

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1798 continues the coverage of the Making Solo book as Allen goes over the post production phase.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1799 discusses whether Solo 2 is possible.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1800 Allen goes over the last 100 days of the podcast and what the episodes have covered, and looks ahead at what’s coming in the next 100 days.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1801 goes over the KOTOR/Old Republic stuff and rumors that have been going around. Nice recap.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1802 goes over Jedi: Fallen Order and what was revealed in the gameplay footage.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1803 goes over Jedi: Fallen Order secret footage.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1804 goes over the Game Informer article covering details on Jedi: Fallen Order.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars: Episode 172 they talk Netflix shows, picking up the Vanity Fair magazine, comics, they go over listener emails, talk about Kylo’s helmet, Star Wars board games, Solo 2 ideas, and more.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Brad, and Rob
Rating: Good

Talking Bay 94: Episode 42 features an interview with Bill Kimberlin who talks about working on the special effects for Return of the Jedi, blowing stuff up, the model shop, working in the film industry, and more. Good episode an interviewing interview. Worth checking out.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 40 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Father’s Day Is Almost Here! they share dad jokes, talk about cartoon dads like Fred Flintstone and George Jetson, then shift gears into movie dads. Fun episode with lots of retro discussion for cartoon shows and films.

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

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 382 is a reflicktions episode as they go over all the movies they’ve seen recently, new and old, which is always fun as they don’t spoil anything and they spread the word on some good movies to check out or ones you might want to pass on. Some of the newer movies they touch on include Rocketman, Dark Phoenix, John Wick 3, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Ma, Aladdin and The Secret Life of Pets 2. No Dr. Earl in this episode buy they do have Burgess on. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Fun

The JATCast: Episode 29 James talks about going to Galaxy’s Edge, he has a bit with his “agent”, goes over some listener reviews, then talks about praying for people, his faith, and his belief. Afterwards he talks about going to Galaxy’s Edge and what he thought of it. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: James Arnold Taylor
Rating: Good

The Resistance Broadcast: Details on How They Are Bringing Leia to Life in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has an opening bit for J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, they talk about Joonas Suotamo tweeting about Solo 2, they go over inside scoop on how they’re handling Leia in The Rise of Skywalker, D23 news, and the Vader – Dark Visions comic.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 56 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: James, John, and Lacey
Rating: Good

The Sandcrawler: Episode 76 they talk about what they’ve been up to, they share some love for the Bruins, talk Celebration exclusive Hasbro figures and other recent acquisitions, the retro figures, iTunes reviews, and then they go over the Vanity Fair coverage, Galaxy’s Edge merch, and they talk action figures. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 2 hours 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dan, and Mac
Rating: Fun

The Star Wars Report: Episode 383 Riley is joined by Scott Ryfun as they talk about the Galaxy’s Edge opening event, Ron Howard’s comments on Solo, visiting the Redwood park, and Marvel Star Wars #108. Good episode.

Podcast Network:  2nd Airborne Division
Runtime: 47 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Bruce, Mark, and Riley
Rating: Good

Who Talks First: Who Talks First about Galaxy’s Edge they talk about their experience at Galaxy’s Edge, so if you’re looking for more first hand experience of what the park is like, this is a good one to check out. They talk about some of the merch they bought, including the holocrons and what those do. They talk about the food and drinks they were able to try out, they talk about the Millennium Falcon ride and the different positions, the Disney Play app and more. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Solo, and CT
Rating: Good

Women of the Whills: Episode 8 they talk about Galaxy’s Edge as Megan went there. She goes over the size of the park, the strict no costume policy, the shops, items, the Falcon ride, the droid shop, stuffed animals, drinks, Dok-Ondar’s, Hera’s kalikori, and tips. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 31 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay
Production Quality: Okay
Hosts: Megan, Nedi, and Tammy
Rating: Good

Wookiee Radio: Episode 113 they talk merch and stuff, conventions, they go over an article on The Phantom Menace, they talk about the Make Solo 2 Happen campaign, KOTOR rumors, Jon Kasdan on Solo 2, and the Galaxy’s Edge #2 comic. Good episode.

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

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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