Podcasts in Review

August 1, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 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. Skytalkers Yoda Two: Film
  2. Grand Moff Talkin’ Episode 106
  3. The Geek Supreme Part of the Journey is the End
  4. Wookiee Radio Episode 119
  5. Blast Points Podcast Episode 181

Honorable Mentions

  • Planet Leia Episode 1 kicks off a new Star Wars podcast from Fantha Tracks podcast network

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review…

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 181 they talk about newspaper comics, George’s friendship with Ed Summer, the Super Snipe Comic Emporium, Russ Manning, Al Williamson, Archie Goodwin and the Star Wars newspaper comic strips. They talk about the history of what led up to the newspaper comics, and they dive into some of the bizarre content in them. Fun episode.

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

Comic Book Noob: The Boys they talk about the comic, the amount of depravity and violence, the team, and the shows potential. If you haven’t started watching the show yet, this one is a good primer for it.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 22 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Scott, Matt, and Regina
Rating: Good

Doing Talking: Episode 56 goes over Star Wars Resistance and news, Kylo Ren mentioning Sith being an indicator that he knew they weren’t dead, and thoughts on Sith and Palpatine. Good episode.

Podcast Network: The Audio Geekdom
Runtime: 42 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Madison Thames
Rating: Good

Faking Star Wars Radio: San Diego Comic-Con 2019 they kick off with Darth Ekim and the news, they talk with special guest Link, they have a Jocasta Nu bit, joke around about Rey being her own mom, discuss Kevin Smith and melting faces off, the Sith Troopers, Area 51 and the 501st, then go through some listener email and share their thoughts on a Jar Jar comic. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Storm Duper
Rating: Fun

ForceCenter: Episode 178 Ken and Joseph talk about the Hollywood Bowl, then they talk about SDCC. They talk about being there and experiencing it from afar, compare the way Marvel and Star Wars does their reveals, they talk about the stormtrooper display, the Sith Trooper, the Lucas museum, Star Wars action figures based on Galaxy of Adventures, new Black Series and Hyperreal figures, Triple Force Friday, publishing news, comic news, the TIE Dagger, and listener questions. Good episode.

Podcast Network: ForceCenter
Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Ken, Jennifer, and Joseph
Rating: Good

Friends of the Force: From A Certain Point of View: Ken Napzok – Author of Why We Love Star Wars they talk about his book, his Star Wars fandom, his writing process, and then go through some rapid fire Star Wars questions. Good episode. Excellent audio and production quality.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 40 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Brad Whipple
Rating: Good

Friends of the Force: Star Wars at SDCC & Alphabet Squadron Spoiler Review is hosted by Brad Whipple and features guests Eric and Rose as they talk about SDCC news, what they’re looking forward to, listener thoughts on books, and then in the last 32 minutes of the episode they do a spoiler discussion of Alphabet Squadron. Good episode and good discussion of the book.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 41 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Brad Whipple
Rating: Good

Galactic War Report: Episode 164 John solos this one as he talks about the change up at Capital Games, territory wars, new character he unlocked, looking toward hero version of Geonosian arena, and what he’s grinding in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 25 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: John, and Sean
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 106 features Jasmin, Jake and Riley as they do an episode of fanfic theater (with bonus Huttese opening). This time they read one of Jake’s fanfics which is a rewrite of The Phantom Menace, at least the beginning of the movie. Complete with voices, music and sound effects, they bring it to life and have some fun with it. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jake, and Riley
Rating: Fun

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 60 they talk about Sith Troopers, SDCC publishing news, Ahsoka and her fulcrum role, whether J.J. Abrams can bring closure to the saga, balance and the Skywalkers, the reunion of Skywalkers, Bendemption, and they talk about the underwater Death Star art. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Becca, and Devon
Rating: Good

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 61 they talk about birthdays, SDCC, The Rise of Kylo Ren comic, some speculation on that, Episode IX and Kylo Ren, then they go over listener feedback. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Becca, and Devon
Rating: Good

Planet Leia: Episode 1 kicks off a new podcast hosted by Clair Henry. This episode features co-hosts Becca Benjamin, and Christy Morris as they talk about how they got into Star Wars and their Star Wars fandom. Afterwards Clair talks with Julie Dolan about her voice work as Leia in Star Tours, Star Wars Rebels, The Freemaker Adventures, video games and how she almost did the ADR for Leia in The Last Jedi. Very interesting interview. They wrap up the episode with some audio from Star Wars Celebration that they did with all their co-hosts. The audio quality isn’t too bad, and they’ve got a great lineup of hosts and co-hosts. Good one to keep an eye on.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Clair Henry
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Jimmy Mac Reviews Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Jimmy and Billy Mac host this episode as Jason calls in from the beach to talk some Galaxy’s Edge at the beginning. Jimmy talks about what it was like, the number of people in the park, flat Sprites, Ronto Roasters, being awestruck by the Falcon, interactions with cast members, Dok-Ondar’s, the Falcon ride, the lightsabers, the day vs night experience, fireworks, Hyperspace Mountain, and they do an investigative report on Star Tours. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force Radio
Runtime: 2 hours 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Good to Excellent
Production Quality: Good to Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Skytalkers: Yoda Two: Film they discuss whether Yoda has a hero’s journey, his treatment of Anakin, Yoda’s viewpoints and beliefs, his failings, the communication barrier with the Jedi, Yoda’s lack of understanding of personal connections, why he’s such a beloved character despite concealing so much from Luke, the line about another and darkness dominating your path, and more. Really great dive into Yoda’s mind. Excellent episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 1 hour 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte
Rating: Excellent

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 255 they touch on Rutger Hauer’s passing, the special features for Endgame, then they talk about The Lion King. Afterwards they go over the Marvel news from SDCC, the Lucas museum, Her Universe fashion show, and other stuff they saw at the con. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1846 is an update on Rian Johnson’s trilogy, and touches on how Avatar might play into this.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1848 checks in on Disney+ and goes over what will be available on day 1 (there’s a correct in a later episode as not all of the episodes of The Mandalorian are going to be available on day 1).

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1850 goes over Charlie Hall’s written interview answers to some questions about Galaxy’s Edge. Declan helps out Allen as they go over the Q&A. Fun episode.

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

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 82.1 is a That’s SO Wizard episode as they go over new Star Wars merch and clothing. They talk about socks, Padme’s lake gown by Her Universe, Skywalker wine, SDCC Star Wars merch, Star Wars Scrabble pieces, shoes, Heroes and Villains, and more.

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

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 83 they talk about what they’ve been up to, they go over the news, Daisy Ridley’s comments, Geeky tikis, Sith Troopers, motorized Death Star trench, and then they talk about Death Star I and II. The mention of “Lando and stack of pancakes” had me laughing, plus there’s some funny TIE fighter kid training skits. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Dennis, Jay, and Taxus
Rating: Fun

Tatooine Sons: The Final Location in The Rise of Skywalker they go over D23 predictions, Thrawn poll, discuss re-release of A New Hope, last scene of The Rise of Skywalker melting your face, and Episode IX rumors. Good episode.

Podcast Network: MakingStarWars.net
Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David, Nate, and Samuel
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: The NeverEnding Story of Mall Culture Shua talks about Galaxy’s Edge after going there, they go over mall jokes, touch on Rutger Hauer’s passing, then they talk malls, SDCC, and The Never Ending Story. 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 388 they go over movie birthdays, play the Ryan Phillippe game, then talk about their favorite summer movies. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 389 they play a movie game, then they talk about the worst movies of the 90’s that they love. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Fun

The Empire Film Podcast: Episode 373 includes an interview with Jon Favreau. I didn’t listen to the whole episode, so I won’t rate the whole thing, but I did skip ahead to the 56:30 mark which is where the interview starts. He talks about failures, Cowboys & Aliens, the journey of projects, doing The Lion King and The Jungle Book, the CGI element, the technology they used, and touching on memory points. He doesn’t talk about any Star Wars stuff and the interview ends at 1:28:00. It’s an okay interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 58 minutes
Audio Quality: N/A
Editing: N/A
Hosts: N/A
Rating: N/A

The Geek Supreme: Part of the Journey is the End is the final episode of The Geek Supreme. While it’s sad to see them go, at least they go out on a high note as this is a fun episode. They talk about Spider-Man: Far From Home, Stranger Things 3, The Muppet Movie and they test their knowledge on the movie as they play game for it. Then they go over SDCC news and their excitement for what was revealed. The Geek Supreme has been a constant joy in my podcast feed for the last couple years as the combination of Jeff, Regina, Scott and Taxus is hard to beat. The game show – geek discussion format was also unique and entertaining. We here at Roqoo Depot wish them the best in their future endeavors.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 51 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jeff, Regina, Scott, and Taxus
Rating: Fun

The Resistance Broadcast: Silent Bob is the Ultimate Star Wars Hype Man they discuss whether will see Ian McDiarmid physically in The Rise of Skywalker, they talk about Kevin Smith’s comments on the last scene of the movie, The Rise of Kylo Ren comic, Allegiance comics, Vader Immortal info, Galaxy’s Edge Smuggler’s Run millionth rider, Star Wars Resistance coming to DVD, and they go over listener questions. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: James, John, and Lacey
Rating: Good

The Skyhoppers Podcast: Episode CLVII they talk about coffee, Palpacast, Krennic, and then Thrawn as they ponder whether he would side with the First Order, the portrayal of good guy Thrawn, and more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, and Ash
Rating: Good

Wookiee Radio: Episode 119 features guest John Jackson Miller who talks about his new book Star Trek: Discovery – The Enterprise War, his Battlestar Galactic comics, writing in the various universes, he also talks about Iron Man, Knight Errant, the Canto Bight story, Planet of the Apes, A New Dawn and more. There’s a few audio issues here and there where the audio flares up, but most of the audio is pretty good. Their conversation with John is worth checking out.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 1 hour 13 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Derrick, Ken, and Mike 
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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  1. Thanks for the great work in this. :)


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