Podcasts in Review

July 11, 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.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 253
  2. Blast Points Podcast Episode 178
  3. Grand Moff Talkin’ Episode 103
  4. The Saturday Morning Super-Cast Episode 1
  5. Around the Galaxy Episode 19

Honorable Mentions

  • Doing Talking Episode 53 celebrates their one year anniversary (congratulations!).
  • Star Wars 7×7 Episode 1829 celebrates their fifth anniversary (congratulations!).

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review…

Around the Galaxy: Episode 19 is part one with Dan Donohue who plays Shriv in Star Wars Battlefront II. He talks about going from Shakespeare to Broadway, playing Scar in The Lion King, getting into voice work, Star Wars, trying for the Emperor in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, his thoughts on Star Wars, working on Battlefront II, voicing and motion capture, and the audition for Shriv. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: Making Star Wars
Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Pete Fletzer
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 178 they discuss the different audio mixes for The Empire Strikes Back. They talk about the 70mm version, the extended ending, the Super 8 version, the fan recording of the audio for Empire in the theater, the mono mix and more. They talk about the differences between the different versions, the changes in dialog and how things are different with the Blu-ray version. Great episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Great

Doing Talking: Episode 53 celebrates the one year anniversary of the podcast, discusses the comic Age of Resistance: Finn #1 (does go into spoilers), and goes over some listener feedback. Good episode.

Podcast Network: The Audio Geekdom
Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Madison Thames
Rating: Good

Fly Casual: Episode 231 they talk about Nintendo, Rasberry PI, news, Toy Story 4, Ex Machina, I Am Mother, Chernobyl, Band of Brothers, and Murder Mystery. They talk a little Marvel Star Wars, then play the game “What’s in Howie’s Mouth?” Afterwards they talk about John Belushi, his success and fame, Second City, Saturday Night Live, The Blues Brothers, and his death.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 2 hours 19 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, Mike, and Steve
Rating: Good

Full of Sith: Episode CCCXXIII Bryan and Holly talk about rumors both past and present and mostly fake and made up. They talk about the made up Batista as Bane rumor, Emily Blunt as Mara Jade, and Ahsoka rumors. Then they dive back to rumors around the original trilogy, the prequels, and Super Shadow.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Bryan, Holly, and Mike
Rating: Good

Geeky Bubble: Clone Wars – Takeover of Mandalore Arc they talk about Kenobi, Maul, Hondo, the Mandalorians, Bo-Katan, the Mandalore and more as they go over the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: The Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 40 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Johnamarie, and Maria
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 103 is another episode of fan fiction theater as they discuss “Go The Distance” by Ghost, a fan fic about Kyle Katarn. As usual, they go all out with music, sound effects and voices. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 42 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jake, and Riley
Rating: Fun

Lattes With Leia: Getting to the Sith of It they talk about what they’ve been reading/listening to, what they’re drinking, some of their thoughts on Galaxy’s Edge, catching up on Star Wars Resistance, and then they discuss the Sith. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi
Runtime: 59 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Amy, and Andrea
Rating: Good

Lipstick and Lightsabers: Episode 18 features Hope Mullinax from the podcast Jaig Eyes and Jedi. She talks about how she got into Star Wars, music, fandom, college, DragonCon, her love for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Saw being in Rogue One and giving TCW extra credibility, getting into podcasting, and self-discovery. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Network 1901
Runtime: 28 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Alex, and Shannon
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Episode IX Hints & Peter Mayhew Memorial Report they talk about Daisy Ridley’s comments, go over listener voicemail, talk some Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures, Samuel L. Jackson, seals singing Star Wars, then they talk with Kevin Liell about Peter Mayhew’s memorial service, Peter’s Chewbacca museum, and they talk some Star Wars. Plus he shares a Padme theory. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force Radio
Runtime: 1 hour 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 253 they talk about the earthquake, The Little Mermaid remake, then they interview Miki Herman who talks about her work on the original trilogy, getting to wear the C-3PO costume, being a consultant on The Holiday Special, and even working on the Ewoks and Droids cartoons. Great interview. Afterwards they have some listener feedback on Galaxy’s Edge, they talk about other outposts on Batuu, and they go over some cast member backstories which is pretty interesting.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Great

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1828 goes over what’s next for Alphabet Squadron. This one does get into spoilers as it speculates on the dangling plot threads left in the first book of the trilogy.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1829 celebrates Star Wars 7×7’s 5th anniversary and goes over what’s happened in Star Wars in the last five years, as well as taking a look ahead.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1830 discusses the promotion of Star Wars characters from one media to another, like Hera being an animated television character and getting mentioned in film.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1831 goes over the Star Wars Who’s Who in the Galaxy Character Storybook.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1832 goes over five things you might not know about Darth Maul pulling info from the Marvel comics.

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

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 82 they go over news, Celebration tickets selling out, Hayden Christensen speculation, actor comments on Episode IX, Thrawn: Treason, then they talk about Rey and her character growth. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 22 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dennis, Jay, and Taxus
Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars: Episode 175 they talk about audiobooks and audiodramas, worst Star Wars deaths, most expensive purchases for collectibles, collecting, Funko, new Lucasfilm VP, Shmi being Rey theory, and more. The last 40 minutes of the episode is devoted to Alphabet Squadron as they discuss the book, which does go into spoilers. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Brad, and Rob
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: TechnoRetro Dads Together Again: The Muppets Take Manhattan they have some arcade fun with the kids, go over news, Dark Crystal cast, cereal stuff, then they talk about the movie The Frisco Kid, The Muppets Take Manhattan, and a little The Last Starfighter as they talk about what video games would best prepare someone to be a starfighter pilot. Afterwards they touch on a little science and NASA. Fun discussions as always.

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 386 is a reflicktions episode as they talk about the movies they’ve recently seen including films such as Men In Black: International, Midsommar, Rim of the World, Toy Story 4, Child’s Play, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Murder Mystery and more. Spoiler free for the most part, though there is a Spider-Man spoiler in there.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The Saturday Morning Super-Cast: Episode 1 they talk about Saturday morning cartoons, the cereal Halfsies, the backstory on the cereal and Matt’s memories of actually eating them once as a kid, and they talk about Frosted Flakes. Then they discuss the cartoon Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. They share their thoughts on the show, talk about the characters, and highlight some of their favorite episodes. Great debut episode.

Podcast Network: Marvin Dog Media
Runtime: 56 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Cory, Jeff, and Matt
Rating: Great

What The Force?: The Way of the Force: Animals features guest Susan Baily as they talk about animals in Star Wars and their connections with the Force. They talk about the lothwolves in Star Wars Rebels, how the Force interacts with animals, wolves and balance in the real world, the nature of animals connecting with the Force, Ezra and his connection with animals, Dooku’s connection with animals in Dooku: Jedi Lost, animals’ roles as messengers, real world themes and all the animals in The Last Jedi.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Marie-Claire Gould
Rating: Good

Women of the Whills: Episode 9 Nedi and Megan talk about Galaxy’s Edge with a focus on the merchandise and what’s available for collectors with different focuses. Good episode.

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

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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