Podcasts in Review

July 5, 2019 at 4:30 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous, 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. Blast Points Podcast Episode 177
  2. Around the Galaxy Episode 15
  3. ForceCenter Episode 174
  4. Around the Galaxy Episode 9
  5. Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 102

Honorable Mentions

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review…

Around the Galaxy: Episode 9 features Ken Napzok from ForceCenter as they talk about podcasts, Star Wars, his book, how he got into Star Wars, thoughts on the prequels, what it means to be a Star Wars fan, thoughts on toxicity in fandom, fan influence and backlash, Star Wars being more fantasy than sci-fi, favorite Star Wars experiences, what he’s most excited for, and the general Star Wars questions. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: Making Star Wars
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Pete Fletzer
Rating: Great

Around the Galaxy: Episode 14 features author Jason Fry as he talks about how he was introduced to Star Wars, writing for Star Wars, the planets database and Dan Wallace, almost getting to write for Star Wars Adventure Journal, the story group, The Last Jedi novelization, Rian Johnson, the Luke dream intro, challenges with the book, thoughts on future Star Wars storytelling, his favorite Star Wars book and thoughts on C-3PO. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Making Star Wars
Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Pete Fletzer
Rating: Good

Around the Galaxy: Episode 15 features John Hoey from The Resistance Broadcast as he talks about going from writing about baseball to Star Wars, getting into podcasting, they talk about their love for Star Wars, seeing it in the theater, the prequels, thoughts on Attack of the Clones, the diner, Rick McCallum, Episode IX, Reylo and Bendemption, fan theories, and fandom. Great discussion. They get into some really interesting conversations (part one of a two parter).

Podcast Network: Making Star Wars
Runtime: 56 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Pete Fletzer
Rating: Great

Around the Galaxy: Episode 16 is part two with John Hoey as they talk about Make Solo 2 happen and how that came about, plus they go through the general Star Wars questions. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Making Star Wars
Runtime: 40 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Pete Fletzer
Rating: Good

Around the Galaxy: Episode 17 features Madison Thames from the podcast Doing Talking. She talks about her Star Wars fandom, getting involved with the fan community, her art background, combining art and fandom, her love for Reylo, redemption, thoughts on prequels, Solo sequel thoughts, KOTOR thoughts, sequel trilogy, Celebration Chicago, and the general Star Wars questions. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Making Star Wars
Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Pete Fletzer
Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 177 they talk about The Phantom Menace novelization. They go over the history of the book, the author, how it was written in 100 days, how it differed from the movie, the Tusken Raider scene and Anakin’s dreams, the history of the Sith, and more. Great episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Great

Brews and Blasters: Episode 215 they talk cheese dogs, Nimbanels, then go over listener voicemails as they talk about Star Wars in different mediums, toy raids, figures, CBS Sunday Morning, Crystal Lime, food and drinks and more. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Doing Talking: Episode 51 goes over Celebration Anaheim tickets, an article on Rey, phoenix imagery and rising from the ashes, the return of the prodigal son, and then Madison goes over the info for the Age of Resistance comics, a new book from Jeffrey Brown and listener feedback.

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

Doing Talking: Episode 52 Madison talks about her past San Diego Comic Con experience a little bit, and she talks about Magic City Con. She goes over new Galaxy’s of Adventure short, Daisy Ridley’s latest comments, and thoughts on Kylo and Rey. Good observation about hey Kylo killed his father, but he didn’t kill Rey. Good episode.

Podcast Network: The Audio Geekdom
Runtime: 51 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Madison Thames
Rating: Good

DorkLair: Episode 96 Bill and Larry talk about Mythic Legion toy news, S.H. Figuarts, Mezco, MAFEX and more. They touch on convention exclusives, then review the Mythic Legions figure Cowarros as they go over the accessories, paint app and articulation. Good episode.

Podcast Network: RetroZap
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Good to Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Bill, Chris, and Larry
Rating: Good

Faking Star Wars Radio: Has Social Media Destroyed Star Wars Storm Duper and IG-69 kick things off, guest Darth Ekim does the news, they talk about Snoke, the Vader – Dark Visions comic, Duel of the Fakes, there’s a Rey mary sue bit, they talk about Kerri Russell, politics and Star Wars, social media and fandom, there’s a Mark Hamill bit, and they go over some listener emails. Really liked the part about the Star Wars fan UFC league. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 4 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Storm Duper
Rating: Fun

Fly Casual: Episode 230 Cory talks about his vacation, they go over Daisy Ridley’s comments, Paul Rudd news with Ghostbusters, then they discuss the movie Walk Hard. Lot of praise. If you haven’t seen it, they certainly do a great job of hyping it. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, Mike, and Steve
Rating: Good

ForceCenter: Episode 174 Kevin and Joseph talk about what they’ve been up to, news, Kerri Russell, Celebration Anaheim, Star Wars Battlefront II, Mark Hamill, then they go over Dooku: Jedi Lost (which does go into spoilers). Great in-depth discussion. Plus listener questions.

Podcast Network: ForceCenter
Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Ken, Jennifer, and Joseph
Rating: Great

ForceCenter: Episode 175 Ken and Joseph talk Star Wars Battlefront II, go over Daisy Ridley’s recent comments, Thrawn: Treason‘s upcoming release, collectibles, then they discuss R2-D2 and C-3PO. They talk about the comedic element of the characters, 3PO’s mind wipe, R2’s mission, Anakin building 3PO, the humor in Attack of the Clones being hit or miss, the interesting dynamic of the droids, their roles in the movies, and their favorite moments. They wrap up with listener questions. Good episode.

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

Galactic War Report: Episode 161 they talk zeta changes in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, grand arena, their experience with it, new ship, Geonosians and thoughts, and possible strategies. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 57 minutes
Audio Quality: Good to Excellent
Production Quality: Good
Host: John, and Sean
Rating: Good

Geeky Bubble: Clone Wars – Jedi Youngling Arc they go over their question of the week, then they discuss the Jedi Youngling Arc from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. They talk about how it was originally a pitch for a new series but was instead integrated into TCW, they talk about the characters and the episodes. Nice discussion.

Podcast Network: The Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Johnamarie, and Maria
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 102 they talk a little about Jedi: Fallen Order, then they talk about the game Jedi: Outcast as they delve into the characters, the dialog, the voice acting and play some audio from the game. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jake, and Riley
Rating: Fun

Hearts of Kyber: Episode 10 they talk about some of the most iconic kisses in Star Wars. From the classic kiss in Empire with Han and Leia, to the touching moment in The Last Jedi between Luke and Leia, and even the kiss between Kanan and Hera in Star Wars Rebels, they cover a variety of ground. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Christy, and Rae
Rating: Good

Jedi Journals: July 2019 they talk about recent acquisitions, collecting and comics, Dennis and Jay go over the Han Solo: Imperial Cadet TPB, and Chris and Jay talk about upcoming releases and magazines. Good episode.

Podcast Network: TheForce.net
Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jay, and Chris
Rating: Good

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 58 they talk about Galaxy’s Edge opening, Vanessa Marshall voicing the controller, Brie Larson rumor, Disney resorts and park passes, Galaxy’s Edge travel plans and more. Fun episode.

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

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 59 funny opening bit with goo, then they go over Daisy Ridley’s recent comments, getting emotional with movies, Celebration Anaheim tickets selling out, Japanese translation for The Rise of Skywalker, then they talk about Jedi: Fallen Order. Good discussion. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Becca, and Devon
Rating: Fun

Lipstick and Lightsabers: Episode 11 features Sarah Sahim (You Oughta Know podcast) who talks about being drawn into Star Wars by the lived in universe, the prequels and love for them, not getting into the sequels until she saw The Last Jedi, exploring Reylo on Tumblr, and how Star Wars has impacted her.

Podcast Network: Network 1901
Runtime: 18 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Alex, and Shannon
Rating: Good

Lipstick and Lightsabers: Episode 12 features Paige as she talks about writing, how she got into Star Wars, sharing Star Wars with her dad, engagement with fandom, the impact of Star Wars on her life, her love of Ahsoka and what she’s looking forward to.

Podcast Network: Network 1901
Runtime: 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Alex, and Shannon
Rating: Good

Lipstick and Lightsabers: Episode 13 features Ashley Pauls (The Story Geeks) as she shares her Star Wars story, talks about her fandom, her involvement with fandom, podcasts like Scavenger’s Hoard and Skytalkers bringing her more into fandom, Rey’s impact on her and cosplaying as Rey.

Podcast Network: Network 1901
Runtime: 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Alex, and Shannon
Rating: Good

Lipstick and Lightsabers: Episode 14 features Johnamarie Macias (The Wookiee Gunner) as she talks about her Star Wars fandom, how Star Wars: The Clone Wars reinvigorated her fandom, the combination of Star Wars and animation, what she’s learned from Twitter and interacting with fans, Ahsoka’s impact on her life, going from a fan watching TCW movie to 10 years later hosting an even for Lucasfilm with Dave Filoni, and looking forward to new seasons of Star Wars Resistance and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Podcast Network: Network 1901
Runtime: 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Alex, and Shannon
Rating: Good

Lipstick and Lightsabers: Episode 15 features Gina Sanders (Unmistakeable Star Wars) as she talks about her earliest Star Wars memories, getting into Star Wars, watching the movies, getting into fandom, Fangirls Going Rogue, Unmistakeable Star Wars, her involvement with them, experience at Star Wars Celebration, and her journey through fandom.

Podcast Network: Network 1901
Runtime: 16 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Alex, and Shannon
Rating: Good

Lipstick and Lightsabers: Episode 16 features Heather Taylor who talks about how she got into Star Wars, getting into Star Wars animation and it being a gateway to the movies, Revenge of the Sith being her favorite because of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, how Star Wars Rebels has impacted her life, and her experience with fandom.

Podcast Network: Network 1901
Runtime: 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Alex, and Shannon
Rating: Good

Lipstick and Lightsabers: Lost Stars Breakdown with Gina from Unmistakeably Star Wars! they talk with Gina about Celebration Anaheim, the Age of Resistance comics, then they dive into the book Lost Stars. They touch on the ease of access of the story for new readers, the graphic novel, then they go over the story and the characters. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Network 1901
Runtime: 1 hour 31 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Alex, and Shannon
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Vintage Star Wars with Derryl DePriest includes guest Billy Mac as he and Jimmy talk about their visit to Rancho Obi-Wan and hiking Big Ranch Ridge, they go over some listener voicemail and talk Episode IX, a rumor about the lightsaber toss, Mark Hamill’s latest comments, speculation and fan theory fun, then they talk Galaxy’s Edge character interactions and merch, and afterwards they talk with Derryl DePriest about his work at Hasbro and the book he’s making.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force Radio
Runtime: 2 hours 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Sabers and Spells: Episode 4 they go over Galaxy’s Edge, then they discuss the new live action Aladdin as they talk about what they liked and didn’t like about the movie, things that weren’t included, the casting, the singing, the easter eggs and callbacks, Her Universe Aladdin clothing, and listener feedback. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 49 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Christy, and Teresa
Rating: Good

Scavenger’s Hoard: Episode 106 they talk a little about Jon Favreau and food, info on Age of Resistance comics, new senior VP at Lucasfilm, Celebration Anaheim tickets, Mark Hamill being done with Star Wars, Kerri Russell on script, then they discuss the book Master and Apprentice. Afterwards they go over the prophecies mention in the book. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Kirsty, and Rachael
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1823 goes over the extended gameplay footage for Jedi: Fallen Order.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1825 compares the character Yrica Quell from Alphabet Squadron to Luke Skyalker and Iden Versio.

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

Star Wars Bookworms: Episode 103 having both been to Galaxy’s Edge, Teresa and Aaron talk about their experiences there. They touch on the book tie-ins to the park, Age of Resistance comics and Thrawn: Treason news, then they review the book Master and Apprentice. They talk about the characters, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon, Rael, the new characters, the story, and their thoughts on it. Good discussion. Fun episode.

Podcast Network:  2nd Airborne Division
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Teresa, and Aaron
Rating: Fun

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 81.2 they talk about the prophecies mentioned in the book Master and Apprentice. They get into what they might be, whether they can be considered reliable, and comparing them to Nostradamus. Nice discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dennis, Jay, and Taxus
Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars: Episode 174 they talk Batman comics, Daisy Ridley, go over Vusivi’s weekly email, talk some Crystal Star, Ewan as Obi-Wan, universally loved things in Star Wars, and tangents on Shakespeare, Queen, Tell Tale and video games.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Brad, and Rob
Rating: Good

Talking Bay 94: Galactic Innovations features audio highlights from an event The Academy did called Galactic Innovations: Star Wars and Rogue One. The highlights include speeches from Richard Edlund, John Dykstra, Dennis Muren, Harrison Ellenshaw, John Knoll, Ben Burtt and Marcia Lucas as they talk about their work on the film and the innovations of the technology. Some interesting stuff.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Good
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Good

Tarkin’s Top Shelf: Episode 70 they talk about Celebration Anaheim, Daisy Ridley’s comments, Galaxy’s Edge news, Thrawn: Treason thoughts, then they compare the Elderwand in Harry Potter to the Skywalker lightsaber. They talk about how they both call to people, they talk about their importance, and they ponder what would happen if Kylo bled the Skywalker saber. Good episode.

Podcast Network: MakingStarWars.net
Runtime: 51 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Becca, and Mark 
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Beach Boys, Bernie and BOOM! they talk punks, lighters and matches, Fourth of July jokes, Dark Crystal news, Stranger Things Season 3 (pre-release so no spoilers), Celebration Anaheim, 4th of July cereal and ancient Cheerios, then they talk about The Beach Boys, the movie Weekend at Bernie’s, and fireworks. Fun episode.

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 385 Dave and Mike talk with Jennifer Novotny as they play the Denzel Washington game, then they talk about future Disney Films as well as some recently released ones. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 4 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

What The Force?: Discussion: Reverse Anidala features guest Chelsea as they talk about underworld planets and living planets, mythological themes, and the reverse Anidala theory. They talk about how Ben Solo could be a re-incarnation of Anakin Skywalker and how Rey could be a reincarnation of Padme. They also draw in the World Between Worlds and how that plays into the theory, as well as all the other supporting evidence. It’s…interesting. Can’t say I back the theory but they’re passionate about it. If you haven’t heard about the theory, it will certainly broaden your viewpoint.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Marie-Claire Gould
Rating: Good

Wookiee Radio: Episode 117 they talk about TV, Celebration Anaheim tickets selling out, people stealing items from Galaxy’s Edge, The Rise of Skywalker title translations, Battlefront II update, LEGO droids, and other collectibles. Good episode. First I’ve heard about people swiping things from Galaxy’s Edge. Good thing to be aware of.

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

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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